ATC 000876.04 – Compressor Clutch On, Current Too High. John Deere System Advisory.

ATC 000876.04 (ATC 876.04)

Code: 000876.04

Shortcode: 876.04


The error code, ATC 000876.04, is triggered when the power module (HF) PC6 measures a current exceeding 30 amps at the compressor clutch output (lead 2023) when the compressor clutch (M02) is activated. This high current usually indicates a short to ground within the circuit, which can lead to overheating, potential damage to the compressor clutch, or other associated electrical components.


The power module will likely activate protective measures to prevent damage by reducing current or temporarily disabling the compressor clutch, which could result in the air conditioning system failing to produce cooling.


  • Inspect Wiring and Connections: Check the wiring and connections in the compressor clutch circuit, especially at lead 2023, for signs of damage, wear, or improper grounding that might be causing a short.
  • Measure Current Flow: Use a multimeter or a clamp meter to measure the current flow in the circuit when the compressor clutch is engaged to confirm if it exceeds the normal operating range.
  • Replace or Repair Faulty Wiring: If any faulty wiring or components are discovered, replace or repair them to ensure the circuit functions correctly.
  • Check Compressor Clutch: Examine the compressor clutch itself for any signs of malfunction or damage that could be causing excessive current draw.
  • Reset and Test the Power Module: After repairs are made, reset the power module and test the entire system to ensure that the current levels are within acceptable limits and that the compressor clutch operates smoothly without recurring issues.


High current issues in compressor clutches can significantly impact the efficiency and functionality of air conditioning systems in heavy machinery. Regular checks and preventive maintenance are essential to ensure these systems operate effectively and safely, avoiding disruptions in operation and extending the life of the equipment.